Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Indiana sanitary district to pay $561,000 fine involving sewage discharges

The Hammond Sanitary District in Indiana has agreed to pay a $561,000 fine and implement infrastructure enhancements as part of a settlement to resolve long-standing violations of the Clean Water Act involving discharges of untreated sewage into the Grand and Little Calumet rivers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a recent news release.
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Grant to help redevelop Indianapolis brownfield site

A $200,000 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pay for a cleanup and redevelopment plan for the former Thompson Electronics/former GE Sherman Park brownfield site in Indianapolis.
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EPA amends Michigan emergency order to include steps for switching drinking water source

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently amended its January 2016 Safe Drinking Water Act emergency order on Flint, Michigan, to clarify the steps the state and city must take before switching to a new drinking water source.
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Air quality testing begins in Michigan at homes near Ann Arbor dry cleaner

The Environmental Protection Agency recently began testing the indoor air quality of six homes in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to determine if releases of contaminants from an adjacent dry cleaner are putting the residents as risk.
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Meeting slated to discuss cleanup at Ten-Mile Drain site in Michigan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting Thursday in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, to discuss cleanup efforts and future plans for the Ten-Mile Drain site.
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Three Minnesota agencies garner Federal Green Challenge awards

The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minnesota National Guard and U.S. EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division based in Duluth recently won Federal Green Challenge awards from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Indiana schools getting lighting upgrades as part of settlement in PCB case

Several schools in Gary, Indiana, will have light fixtures that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) replaced as part of a settlement involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC of Elgin, Illinois.
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EPA commends Water Well program addressing E. coli contamination in Wisconsin

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently commended the Peninsula Pride Farms’ Water Well program in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, for providing short-term relief to nearby residents whose private drinking water wells have been contaminated with E. coli, regardless of the source.
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GLRI funds green infrastructure in 13 cities

Thirteen cities in Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin will receive a combined total of $2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants for green infrastructure project intended to improve water quality at public beaches.
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NCCR urges Congress to repeal ‘misguided’ ethanol mandate

The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) is calling for Congress to repeal the “government-imposed” federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requiring billions of gallons of corn ethanol to be blended into the country’s gasoline supply each year, escalating to 36 billion gallons by 2022.
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Ohio projects receive $3.3 million for Lake Erie protection and restoration

Seven projects impacting northern Ohio and the Lake Erie basin will receive federal funding through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), according to a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement.
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EPA announces 28 GLRI grants worth $12.5 million

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded 28 grants totalling $12.5 million through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which will fund projects focused on invasive species prevention, invasive species control, urban watershed management implementation and agricultural watershed management implementation.
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Highland Park signs amicus brief to counteract carbon pollution

Joining over 50 local jurisdictions from 28 states nationwide, the City of Highland Park, Illinois has announced its support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan by signing an amicus brief, underscoring its critical importance.
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Illinois announces radon mitigation program for new homes

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois announced a new program to lower the risk of in-home radon poisoning.
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Argonne National Laboratory wins award in three Federal Green Challenge categories

Illinois’ Argonne National Laboratory has won a Federal Green Challenge award in several categories, according to an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that was released Monday.
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Environmental Law & Policy Center issues support for EPA Clean Power Plan

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of its final Clean Power Plan regulation on Tuesday, Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) Executive Director Howard Learner issued a statement commending the agency for its bold, yet flexible, rule.
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Goby earns Energy Star Top Certifier and Partner of the Year distinctions

Company exceeded 150 Energy Star certifications last year, logging more than double that figure.
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Exelon VP says EPA's proposed carbon rule achievable via voluntary compliance

Exelon Corp. Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Joseph Dominguez told members of the U.S. Energy Association (USEA) on Thursday that those who oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon rule are on the wrong side of history.
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Sierra Club joins Peoria citizens in urging EPA to address permit inadequacies

Community says state's permitting for coal power plants doesn't protect citizens from air pollution.
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